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[mes-uh-lee] /ˈmɛs ə li/
in a messy manner.
Origin of messily Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • It means that policies emerge messily in public rather than being put together neatly in private.
  • After years of bleeding so heavily, messily and wearily.
  • They gobble down the big kibble with wild abandon, chewing messily so that chunks fly and saliva drips.
  • Cardboard wine cartons were messily piled in one corner, behind the pool heater.
  • Possibly the film was longer and has been messily edited.

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